Traffic signals in Mumbai have got a gender equality boost as a female figure has replaced the male one in colour-coded lights that inform about the right of way, with officials stating the move by the BMC would make the metropolis the first in the country to have gone in for such a change.
Four people, including two brothers, were arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 42-year- old woman in Bhiwandi in Thane district, police said on Sunday.
(This story originally appeared in Mumbai Mirror on August 2, 2020)
A 52-year-old policeman was injured after two persons attacked him with a knife in Bhiwandi town of Maharashtra's Thane district, an official said on Sunday. The incident occurred on Saturday, and the accused were arrested early on Sunday, the official said.
An injured greater flamingo was rescued from the navy base in Colaba on Saturday by memebers of NGO, Wildlife Welfare Association. The officials at the navy base had called the NGO after spotting the solitary bird in distress.
The debate over the anti-tuberculosis vaccine’s ability to protect against Covid-19 got a fresh lease with an American research paper stating that the BCG ‘slows down’ the infection’s spread within the community—at least in the first 30 days. The researchers estimated only 19% of the actual figure is likely to have died in the US as of March 29 had they been vaccinated.
The city police arrested MNS district president allegedly for ‘protesting’ at Covid hospital of Thane Municipal Corporation over certain issues related to contract nurses of Covid-19 hospital.
Even as the state government is yet to make a formal announcement on allowing travel to Konkan for Ganeshotsav, villages in the two districts of Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri have already finalized a standard operating procedure for visitors to keep the Covid-19 pandemic in check.
The BMC plans to carry out a city-wide random testing for antibodies to the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. While the plan is still in its infancy, senior BMC officials hoped such a test—by determining how many citizens have been exposed to the virus or have antibodies—would help them plan unlocking strategies for the city.
As part of Unlock 3.0, the state government has allowed opening of malls, shopping complexes and market places in non-containment zones from August 5. However, due to high number of Covid cases in Kalyan-Dombivli, Thane and Mira-Bhayander, their municipal bodies have decided to keep the shutters down. Stay with us for latest updates.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an ‘orange’ alert, which means heavy to very heavy rain at a few places, for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad on Monday. For Sunday, the IMD issued a ‘yellow’ alert for Mumbai Raigad, which means there could be heavy rain at isolated places.